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Idea House: Mountain Modern Episodes

Idea House: Mountain Modern is a 10-part series following Jared and Amber Phifer, who own Revolve Design Build in the Rockies. Their style is called “Mountain Modern”, they connect modern design with building science to create energy-efficient, beautiful homes. Jared and Amber take us through their challenging days of juggling home life with running a busy design/build firm. A crisis is often center stage when juggling multiple projects, but they pull together to build beautiful homes in the Rockies.

The mountain modern idea house progress is underway.
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2022 Mountain Modern: Mountain Modern Resolve | Ep. 10

Construction on the house continues as everyone reflects on the process. The highs, the lows and all that happened on the journey. Through it all, keeping an eye on the prize, a Mountain Modern home.

Amber shops for lighting.
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2022 Mountain Modern: Power and Light | Ep. 9

The Mountain modern house powers forward, and HVAC and cement wrap up. A box walk checks electrical work. Amber shops for lighting while Jared gets a heat pump tutorial. Best Buy delivers the office.

Jared learns about a one-of-a-kind shingle system.
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2022 Mountain Modern: Mountain Energy | Ep. 8

Jared learns about a one-of-a-kind shingle system. Amber shows Kyle and James unique design elements. Jesse deals with septic issues. Jared does a walkthrough. Best Buy installs the laundry.

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2022 Mountain Modern: Fire Codes and Flash Floods | Ep. 7

As they source building materials, local building codes cause headaches for Jared and Amber. A flash flood rips through the job site. Amber and the kids go hiking; James and Kyle get new brewing equipment

Jared looks over paperwork in the project house.
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2022 Mountain Modern: Revolve Rethinks the Industry | Ep. 6

Jared’s on a mission to elevate the industry’s practices. High-efficiency HVAC and windows are installed. James and Kyle find gym equipment. Amber looks for doors and takes her team on a field trip.

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2022 Mountain Modern: Break-ins and Bandwidth | Ep. 5

Roof trusses are installed. James and Kyle need to find an internet signal, or mountain life dreams will shatter. Jesse deals with a job site break-in, and the Phifers take a family field trip to the site.

Amber and Jared speak to homeowners at a walkthrough of the job site.
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2022 Mountain Modern: Reclaim and Repair | Ep. 4

Jared and Amber are pros at managing homeowner stress levels. With progress at the job site, they invite the homeowners for a walk-through and show them their Mountain Modern home is nearly a reality.

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2022 Mountain Modern: Steel Away | Ep. 3

With framing finally moving ahead, Jared and his team face the next challenge. Their Mountain Modern home requires steel to support its dramatic style. That means crane snaking mountain roads.

Kyle and James get behind schedule on the build.
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2022 Mountain Modern: Mounting Delays | Ep. 2

Building in the Rockies is not easy. Amber and Jared know it all too well. Impassable roads, supply chain issues, and worker shortages have put their project for Kyle and James behind schedule.

Amber and Jared Phifer
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2022 Mountain Modern: Meet Mountain Modern | Ep. 1

Ever wonder what it would be like to build a house in the Rockies? Amber and Jared Phifer build several every year. They run a Design firm in the Rockies, specializing in Mountain Modern homes.